Monday
Mar262012

Prayer is a conversation with our loving Father

Why praying still matters in the digital age

By Rev. Norbert Haukenfrers

“Why do we still need to pray to God (and not ourselves) in an age when satisfaction/help can be immediate and just a click away?”

Is help and satisfaction really just a click away? Or do we need something more to make sense of life?

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Monday
Mar192012

Clyne Harradence 

Clyne Harradence DCL QC, a member of the Order of Saskatchewan, recipient of the Anglican Award of Merit, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Saskatchewan 1962-2004 died Saturday, March 17th, 2012.  He is survived by his wife, Helen (Martin) Harradence, his four sons, David, Keith, James and Hugh, and their families.

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Monday
Mar192012

Share your two-minute Mission Moment

God's mission is at work in your life. Will you share your story with the rest of the church?

You are invited to make a two-minute video for the Mission Moments website and talk about how God is working where you are. This is the latest—and most interactive—element in the Anglican Church of Canada's promotion of the Marks of Mission, five priorities used throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Resist the devil and he will flee from you

By Bishop Michael Hawkins, Diocese of Saskatchewan

The story of Jesus’ temptation, like that of His passion and death, is an account of power unexercised.

In the Garden of Eden, at the tower of Babel, in Jesus’ temptation and passion, the issue is power. For the opposite of love is power. Love gives and power takes.

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Tuesday
Mar132012

National Notes: Ecumenical effort to build model village in Haiti

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), has teamed up with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to construct a model village for 200 families in Haiti. PWRDF is the relief and development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

PWRDF invites you to reflect on food this Lent

As we enter into the season of Lent PWRDF invites you to reflect on food – its production and consumption – and how it connects us to our families, communities, global partners and God’s creation.

Each week through the seven weeks of Lent the PWRDF will post excerpts from “Fast for Change – 7 Days to Tend the Earth” a booklet containing scripture passages, reflections, and ideas for action and change for each of you to consider. 

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Monday
Mar052012

Classic Anglican videos available online

Anglican Video has dug into its archives and digitized another batch of classic long and short features, each covering a different aspect of life in the Anglican Church of Canada. The videos—on baptism, Indigenous Peoples, sexual misconduct, and a former Primate—are available for free viewing through the Anglican Church of Canada's website. Several can also be downloaded and used as resources for local communities.

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Saturday
Mar032012

Lenten Podcast Series

The Anglican Church of Canada is releasing a series of 10 short podcasts to support people's personal devotions during Lent. The series "Solemnity and surprise" is written and delivered by Sister Margaret Hayward, a member of the Community of the Sisters of the Church.

Friday
Feb242012

Risking frostbite, Anglicans bless waters

In most parts of Canada, January isn't the greatest time to hang out by open water. It's cold, it's windy, and if you stand still too long, your face will freeze.

Yet it's worth the discomfort if you're there for divine purposes. Such was the case for some Indigenous Anglicans who this year picked up the Eastern Orthodox tradition of the Great Blessing of Water. The outdoor event happens on or close to Jan. 19, the feast of Christ's baptism known as "Theophany."

The adaptation was led by National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, who held two chilly services: one in Kingfisher Lake, Ont., and one in Toronto.

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Thursday
Feb162012

Spreading the Gospel from Saskatchewan to Uganda

Bishop Hawkins, Canon Caleb Twinamatsiko and Canon Paul Jeffries gather after the unveiling of the commemoration plaque, held in August 2010 in Uganda.Bishop McAllister College and Seminary, located in Kyogyera, Uganda, is home to more than 700 Ugandan students.

Twelve years ago the school expanded its programme beyond theological studies to include secondary education. There was a shortage of schools and an increasing need for education among Ugandan children.

Many challenges faced the children, but among the most difficult were inadequate facilities.

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